EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund is hosting its third annual Run to Remember 5k run/walk on September 7th in Lansing’s Old Town. The event will include a brief remembrance ceremony with a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. to mark the time that the first plane struck the Twin Towers. The 5k run/walk will start at 9:11 a.m.
Proceeds from the event will be used to support the Fund’s programming, which includes recognizing first responders for their dedication to our country and community. This year the Fund will send Lansing Fire Fighter Jason Stevens and Ingham County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Grant and to New York City to represent Michigan in the National Tunnel to Towers 5k on September 29. Grant, of Lansing, is an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Stevens, also of Lansing, served in the Army as a flight medic for 8 years. Both men were nominated by State Representative (and former Lansing Fire Chief) Tom Cochran based on their daily service to the people of Michigan, and their military service to our country. Cochran, along with other dignitaries, will be at the Lansing 5k to recognize firefighter Stevens and Deputy Grant.
“We are looking forward to sending Michael and Jason to New York to represent our great State” said Scott Watkins, co-founder of the Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund. “We encourage everyone to join us in Lansing’s Old Town on Saturday to send Michael and Jason off with everyone’s support.”
The public is invited to attend the ceremony and the 5k run/walk. Registration is available at www.runsignup.com/runtoremember.